ArlingtonWeaves, Etc. provides support to adults with developmental disabilities by teaching them technical and social skills and by helping to improve their self-sufficiency. The program is up and running in its new, custom-built space in Sequoia Plaza, 2120 Washington Blvd.
Participants have been busy creating remarkable woven products that can be purchased onsite or online at www.bloomartisans.com/arlington.
Arlington’s weaving program originated in the mid-1970s and has been based at several sites, including most recently at Ballston Mall. ArlingtonWeaves, Etc. is one of the County’s three vocational programs supporting individuals with special abilities.
The program is operated for the County by ServiceSource, a non-profit agency that has worked in collaboration with families and local governments for more than 40 years, fostering inclusive and supportive communities where individuals with disabilities can succeed and thrive.
The new space is set up with ample room for the weaving looms, a display and sales area and spaces where participants dine and work with staff. The showroom at Sequoia Plaza is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.